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AZBioPEERS: Tales From The Road

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Featured Speaker:

Tassos Gianakakos – CEO, MyoKardia

—Please join us as Tassos discusses his journey from conception to acquisition.  MyoKardia was acquired in 2020 by Bristol Myers Squibb for $13.1 Billion in Cash.

Since starting in vaccine research at Merck & Co. over 20 years ago, he has been instrumental in starting-up multiple biotechnology companies focused on creating game-changing therapies.  Most recently, he was CEO of MyoKardia, a mission-driven company focused on changing the lives of people with serious cardiovascular disease through bold and innovative science.  MyoKardia pioneered a precision medicine approach to discovering and development novel therapies for heart conditions and was acquired by BMS in October of 2021 for $13.5 billion.

Tassos and his wife Katina grew up in Chicago and currently live with their three boys in Paradise Valley.  He has an engineering and economics degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a graduate degree in biotechnology from Northwestern University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  Tassos is currently on the board of LianBio (NASDAQ: LIAN) a leading cross-border biotechnology company on a mission to bring transformative medicines to historically underserved patients in Greater China and other Asian markets. He is a regular speaker at biotechnology industry events and as an alumni adviser to MIT, Northwestern and Harvard Business School.

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June 21
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Arizona Bioscience Association (AZBio)
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